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Twitter’s Best Reactions to Getting 280 Characters

Twitter’s Best Reactions to Getting 280 Characters

At the end of September, Twitter announced a random selection of accounts would have their character limit per tweet doubled from 140 to 280. A little more than a month later, the social media platform expanded this opportunity to everyone, in what many would call a fundamental change to the site and its functionality. As you might expect, not everyone is thrilled about the increase… but at least they had more room to complain about it:

But there were also plenty of people (and social media managers) who immediately took advantage of the increase to make jokes, quote their favorite movies and shows, warn people about the dangers and responsibilities of overdoing it, and to waste even more time/annoy people with the extra room. So here are some of the best reactions we saw from Twitter users to getting 280 characters.

https://twitter.com/Anythingpork/status/928054654033956864

https://twitter.com/Mikeggibbs/status/928016929205370880

There were some recurring themes too, like how Twitter not only gave users something they didn’t actually want, they still won’t give them the only thing they have asked for.

https://twitter.com/badgalmaddie_/status/928059286848143361

I think they want an edit button.

But it turns out 280 characters are great for famous quotes and theme songs.

Also, what’s the most obvious joke in the world to make when someone allows you to write more? Making fun of writing more.

So what about us? Did we do any better? Uh…..

But you know who did nail this? NBA referees. No, really.

That would have been the MVP reaction if not for the most unlikely of sources. Because on a day where Twitter doubled its character limit, the person who has possibly written the most words of anyone who has ever lived, knew exactly what to do with all that extra space.

That’s why he’s the King.

What was the best reaction you saw? Share it with us in the comments below.

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